Aerospace & Defense

Posted on December 14, 2018

7 Considerations for Selecting an Aircraft Paint Booth

It is not a simple task to design a paint booth for an airplane, let alone multiple planes — an undertaking that Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) does time and again for military, commercial and business aircraft of all sizes. Aircraft paint booths must be designed to accommodate the unique shape and sheer size of aircraft […]


Posted on September 05, 2018

What is the Correct Temperature Setting for my Paint Booth?

You are making dinner on Sunday night. You bake your food at the temperature specified in your recipe. You know exactly how long your food takes to cook, and no variables affect the outcome. Now, it is Monday morning, and you are selecting the temperature for your paint booth. This time, it is not so […]


Posted on October 30, 2017

Problem Solved — GFS Creates an End-to-End Solution for Airborne Weaponry OEM

Established in 1963, Marvin Engineering is one of five businesses under The Marvin Group’s umbrella. Today, The Marvin Group possesses some of the largest and most advanced machining capabilities in the United States. Still a small, privately owned manufacturing business, Marvin Engineering specializes in airborne weaponry and is one of the major suppliers of ejector […]


Global Finishing Solutions Aviation Paint Spray Booth
Posted on March 20, 2017

Problem Solved – New GFS Booth Helps Aircraft Refinish Facility Reach New Heights

In 1999, Jeff Voigt purchased a fixed base operation (FBO) in Park Rapids, Minnesota, and would soon establish Park Rapids Aviation as one of the only aircraft maintenance facilities of its kind in the upper Midwest. Initially, the facility was focused on aircraft maintenance and float modifications, but Voigt’s vision was to become a full-service […]


GFS paint booth with inserts
Posted on June 08, 2016

Paint Booths vs. Paint Barns: Choosing the Right Structure for Your Aircraft Painting Needs

GFS aircraft paint booths are designed and engineered with the following in mind: safety, airflow, temperature and humidity control, contamination control, lighting and energy efficiency.


Posted on April 11, 2013

OSHA® Fact Sheet Download — Controlling Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium in Aerospace and Air Transport Painting

We figured we’d make it easy for you to find this helpful fact sheet made available by OSHA® regarding the safe use of Hexavalent Chromium in aerospace paint finishing applications. GFS is happy to have provided information and illustrations for OSHA® used in the creation of this fact sheet. From the article: “Hexavalent chromium or […]


GFS aircraft prep booth
Posted on March 22, 2013

Problem Solved — Sanding & Prep Booth for the A-10 Warthog

Hill Air Force Base (AFB) was in need of a multi-function prep booth for sanding, masking and prepping A-10 aircraft for painting. The booth needed to allow another aircraft to partially invade the perimeter of the insert due to space constraints. Also called the “Warthog”, the A-10 was used in Iraq as a tank and […]


GFS custom industrial spray booth
Posted on February 19, 2013

Problem Solved — Helicopter Paint Facility at Bluegrass Army Depot

Run by L-3 Communications, the Bluegrass Army Depot in Kentucky is a high-technology instrumentation and maintenance facility for helicopters. L-3 Communications has maintenance contracts with the U.S. Army to service rotary wing aircraft, which includes the repainting of aircraft. L-3 was in need of a paint booth to provide a safe, productive and energy-efficient environment […]


Aerospace airflow model
Posted on January 14, 2013

Testing Paint Booth Airflow Concepts with Computational Fluid Dynamics

Understanding how an effective spray booth works, and why the air moves the way that it does, is not as simple as many would lead you to believe. Although seemingly basic in principle, paint booth airflow is subject to many factors that can impact the movement of the air in ways that can be extremely […]


C-17 Globe Master in Spray booth
Posted on February 01, 2012

Problem Solved — Biggest. Booth. Ever. C-17 Globemaster Paint Booth

It’s not every day you see an aircraft as big as the C-17 Globemaster, but the painters using the GFS paint booth at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska do. GFS has had the privilege to work on many special projects over the years, but few compare in sheer size and complexity to the paint booth system […]


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